Celso unveils Science Park PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 June 2013 11:51

Seven months after its groundbreaking, the Zamboanga Science Park will be officially unveiled and opened to the public today, June 24 becoming one of the major education initiatives of the local government.

Costing P22.4 million, the Science park will provide a science and technology-oriented and proven effective educational facility for the young and old populace in Zamboanga. It is located at the Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca.

Mayor Celso Lobregat will lead in the inauguration and turnover of the park at 9:30am today which will also be attended by officials and representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology and other City government officials.

The park is a brainchild of Mayor Lobregat and forms part of the city’s ever-aggressive support and assistance to education and is aimed at improving science and math education in the City.

Lobregat becomes the third local government to have initiated the establishment of a science park in the country. The first was the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo who constructed a science park in Naga City and the second was the former Mayor Mary Jane Ortega who also prompted the establishment of the same project in La Union.

It was last November 3, 2012 when the project broke ground with the presence of City Councilors, officials from DEPED including school principals, science teachers and other city officials.

The park will house 56 exhibits such as the Pipes of Pan, Van de Graff generator, Pedal generator, Bernoulli Blower, Laser Harp, Musical Tunnel, Wonder House and many more.

The idea of establishing a science park in Zamboanga dawned on the chief executive following the successful Science-Fun Caravan Travelling Exhibition launched by the Science Centrum last January at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School gymnasium in Sta. Maria. — Sheila Covarrubias